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Dec
31
2011
Dec 31, 2011
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It’s December 31, 2011. It’s the last day of 2011 and different people will be celebrating this day in different ways.  If you have young children, chances are your day will for the most part, be similar to all the the other days.  You may however, be having a New Year’s Eve party or you might be going over to a friend’s home to celebrate.

Today, we’ll be spending New Year’s Eve at home with a nice family dinner and tons of home cooked food. More importantly though, my kid being almost 6 years old has made the request that she’d like to stay up late one night. Together, we decided that New Year’s Eve would be a good night to do it since it’s still the holidays and she’ll also get to see the Countdown on tv.

My child is incredibly excited to be able to do this and she’s agreed to take a nap today to make sure she’ll still be awake at midnight.

As 2011 rolls to an end, I can’t help but reflect back at all the accomplishments she’s made in this one year alone. From a professional standpoint, it was in 2011 that she and I came up with this website. After all, she’s the one that came up with this name!

To all our readers here at thingsthatwedo.com, we wish you all a 2012 that is filled with positive memories, that despite all that happens we’ll always remember to see the cup as half full, and that lemonade will always be better than sour grapes.  Remember  to smile often and always remember to hug your children and tell them you love them.

From the family at thingsthatwedo.com

Dec
30
2011
Dec 30, 2011

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This Christmas, I needed to find something to put in my child’s stocking. It wasn’t an easy task since there isn’t much my child wants or needs. Luckily for me, I walked past a store that sells a ton of plants and decided to walk in to look for some other gifts. Right there beside the cash register was a display with these Ecotronic Santa torches (aka flashlights) and I was instantly intrigued. This Ecotronic Santa torch doesn’t require any batteries. All you have to do is squeeze the lever and it’ll help to charge up the inner workings and keep the Ecotronic Santa flashlight going. I’ve never seen it before and it was too good to pass up so I just had to buy it as a stocking stuffer for my daughter and also decided to do a product review for our site thingsthatwedo.com. - Continue Reading

Dec
29
2011
Dec 29, 2011

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After my previous post, I received comments from a few readers asking if I’d buy the EZ Build Gingerbread house kit again in the future. Given that I focused more in my last post on what children could learn while they were building the gingerbread house, I decided perhaps I should do a quick review on the EZ Build Gingerbread house kit for thingsthatwedo.com to let you all know what I plan on doing next year. After all, here at thingsthatwedo.com, we try our best to provide our opinion of common household products and family events so that you can all go out and spend your money as informed consumers. Since you want to know, the least I could do was make a new post to address your questions! It’s not always this easy but given that it’s holiday season, there is more time to post so here it is! - Continue Reading

Dec
28
2011
Dec 28, 2011

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I think of all the parties and dinners we’ve eaten over the past few days and I can’t help but think that some of us might have needed a breath mint somewhere along the way. Gross, I know, but someone had to say it. Maybe you didn’t need it but you sure wished that Great Aunt Beth had had one before she hugged and kissed ya good bye until the next family gathering.

I recently came across these Tic Tac Green Apple mints and decided to give them a try. I generally am okay with Tic Tac mints. I’ve had the white ones and the orange ones but I’ve never tried green ones before so I thought this would be a good time to do a product taste test on these Tic Tac Green Apple mints for thingsthatwedo.com. - Continue Reading

Dec
27
2011
Dec 27, 2011

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Okay, you must all think I’m slower than a sloth because it’s past Christmas and I’m now talking about making a gingerbread house. Well, there’s a reason. You see, we built our first ever gingerbread house this year. We’ve never done it before mainly because I’m not organized enough to think that far. I came to the realization that children learn best through play and that play can happen anytime, anywhere even when you’re building a gingerbread house over the holidays.

Thus, I thought I’d take a moment to talk about one thing our family does really well: we learn through play. Our family takes those basic every day moments and make them into learning opportunities for our child because we believe that our child learns best when she’s involved in the learning process.  Here at thingsthatwedo.com, that includes building a gingerbread house too. ;)  So, what exactly was your child learning while they were building their gingerbread houses? - Continue Reading

Dec
26
2011
Dec 26, 2011
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It’s December 26 and depending on what your family traditions are, you either opened presents yesterday or you torn open the gift wrap today. We had a big family dinner last night so all the kids got to open their presents yesterday. Lucky kids!

By the time you read today’s blog post, you might have already lined up for hours at your favourite store to take advantage of Boxing Day deals.  I still remember talking to an acquaintance many moons ago about her Boxing Day adventures. I vividly recall her telling me that she had left the home at 4am to line up, bought a printer and then went back out to do more shopping. The odd thing about that conversation though was that she already had 2 other printers at home. So, I couldn’t help but wonder, ‘does she really need all 3 printers?’ But hey, different families do different things.

Today, we’ll be staying home to relax after yesterday’s big family get together. My daughter and I are going to go through all her gifts. She’ll probably play with some and some will go into storage because they’re not of interest to her at this time.  We’re not big shoppers because quite frankly, I’m lazy (as if you didn’t all know that already). I’m not lazy in the conventional sense. I move quick and I’m a great multi-tasker but I do all that so that I have more time to be lazy.

Here’s to a great Boxing Day to you and yours no matter how you spend it. If nothing else, it’s one more day to be off work to do as you please.  It makes the work week that much shorter which is always a nice treat!

From the family at: www.thingsthatwedo.com

Dec
25
2011
Dec 25, 2011

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It’s Christmas day! The day we’ve all been waiting for.  My child has been so excited about the Christmas holidays, not so much because of the potential toys but because, as she says it, “I’ll get lots of time to spend with you, mommy.” This is the time of year that I make sure to put in my holiday days so that I can spend more time with her.

Today will be a day for family and for lots of good food.  It’s a day to appreciate all that we have, no matter how little that is. Honestly, it’s not about all the ‘stuff’.  Even my daughter at this age is able to tell me that Mariah Carey’s song, “All I want for Christmas is You” is about spending time with the people you love.

A Christmas Carol,  the 1951 classic, always makes me think about what life is really all about. If you haven’t seen this classic movie on tv yet, be sure you do some time soon!

On behalf of thingsthatwedo.com, we wish you all a very merry holiday season full of laughter and cheer.

 

Dec
24
2011
Dec 24, 2011

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It’s Christmas Eve and how could I not mention this holiday classic before Christmas arrives? How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a book, it’s a children’s cartoon, and last year, it was also a musical. What I love most about How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the underlying message. Nothing was more rewarding than when my daughter, then 4 years old, read How the Grinch Stole Christmas for the first time. - Continue Reading

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